Helical Knitting

Helical Knitting

When I discovered the helical knitting technique it was love at first sight. After struggling with stripes when knitting in the round, and never quite finding the right solution, I new I had finally found what I wanted. This amazingly simple method for single row stripes eliminates jogs when you change colors, and there are no floats from yarn traveling between rows. Yarns in two colors travel along in a spiral like best friends taking turns. So, I was inspired to apply this new found friend to a variety of projects. I picked out pairings of solid and variegated yarns, then designed a cowl, gloves, a hat, a pair of socks, and a sweater. The knitting was very meditative, which I always enjoy, and the results were better than I had hoped for.

I have created a tutorial video so you can learn this wonderful technique. To view the video or the designer knitting patterns click the links below.

Helical Knitting Technique Tutorial Video

Tenley Hat 

Tenley Gloves